Finance Watch: New Private Funding Available Across The Spectrum For Biopharma Firms
Despite Public Market Turmoil, Venture And Other Cash Is Flowing
Cash is available for start-up, growth-stage and public companies through Texas Medical Center’s newly doubled venture fund, a pandemic preparedness initiative and new VC funds. In recent financings, Nutcracker closed a $167m series C round and 2Seventy raised $170m in a private placement.
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